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This topic might have a better name.

List of unmade stories, as that title is less ambiguous regarding the distinction between "unproduced", "unsold" etc. See its wide adoption on Wikipedia. Many of the stories featured on this page were produced, but were not released.

Talk about it here.

This article needs to be updated.

The Rani Adventures and The Diplomat ([2]) should be documented, which I can't do myself due to T:WIKIFY OWN concerns.

These omissions are so great that the article's factual accuracy has been compromised. Check out the discussion page and revision history for further clues about what needs to be updated in this article.


The following is a list of unproduced stories from the world of Doctor Who. This list includes television serials and spin-offs, audio productions, comic books, novels, and short stories. These stories were all considered or planned for production yet not officially released. Some of the most common reasons include that the script was not delivered on time, the production was disrupted, or the story was rejected in favour of another pitch.

TV stories[]

Doctor Who[]

Season 1[]

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

Season 4[]

Season 5[]

  • The King's Bedtime Story
  • Operation Werewolf
  • The Queen of Time (adapted into AUDIO: The Queen of Time)
  • The New Machines
  • The Return of the Neanderthal
  • Untitled story by Dixon

Season 6[]

Season 7[]

Season 8[]

Season 9[]

Season 10[]

Season 11[]

Season 12[]

Season 13[]

Season 14[]

Season 15[]

Season 16[]

Season 17[]

Season 18[]

Season 19[]

Season 20[]

20th anniversary[]

Season 21[]

Season 22[]

Season 23[]

  1. The Nightmare Fair (adapted into PROSE: The Nightmare Fair and AUDIO: The Nightmare Fair)[1]
  2. The Ultimate Evil (adapted into PROSE: The Ultimate Evil and AUDIO: The Ultimate Evil)[2]
  3. Yellow Fever and How to Cure It[1]
  4. Mission to Magnus (adapted into PROSE: Mission to Magnus and AUDIO: Mission to Magnus)[2]
  5. The Hollows of Time (adapted into AUDIO: The Hollows of Time)[2]
  6. The Children of January (final story)[2]
  • Dark Labyrinth
  • Doomwraiths
  • Gallifray (commissioned under the misspelt title, no work ever completed on the story)[1]
  • Iceberg (adapted into PROSE: Iceberg)
  • Point of Entry (adapted into AUDIO: Point of Entry)[1]
  • Meltdown (adapted into AUDIO: Power Play)
  • Space Sargasso
  • Valley of Shadows
  • Untitled story by Pritchard[1]

Season 23: The Trial of a Time Lord[]

Season 24[]

Sixth Doctor[]

Season 25[]

Season 26[]

Season 27[]

  1. Earth Aid (adapted into AUDIO: Earth Aid)
  2. Ice Time (adapted into AUDIO: Thin Ice)
  3. Crime of the Century (adapted into AUDIO: Crime of the Century)

Season 28[]

30th anniversary[]

Amblin Reboot[]

TV Movie[]

Series 1[]

Series 2[]

Series 4[]

Series 5[]

Series 7[]

  • P.S. (DVD minisode, adapted into WC: P.S.)

Series 8[]

  • Untitled James Henry story[5]
  • Strax on trial[5]

Series 9[]

Series 10[]

Series 13[]

Unknown season/series[]

Untitled Daleks Spin-off[]

Season 1[]

  1. The Destroyers (adapted into AUDIO: The Destroyers)

The Sarah Jane Adventures[]

Series 5[]

Halloween specials[]

Christmas special[]


Series 1[]

  • Untitled story by Whithouse

Series 2[]


Series 2[]

Home media[]

Reeltime Pictures[]

BBV Productions[]




Big Finish productions[]

Bernice Summerfield[]

Main Range[]

Short Trips[]


BBV Productions Audio Adventures in Time and Space[]


The I[]

Adventures in a Pocket Universe[]


Faction Paradox[]



Doctor Who Magazine[]


Radio Times[]


Daily Mail[]

Faction Paradox[]


Doctor Who Adventures[]

Titan Comics[]


Doctor Who Annuals[]

The Journeys of Doctor Who[]

  • Four or five untitled short stories (Original publication was never completed due to the death of David Whitaker, with Rennigan's Record, the only completed story from The Journeys of Doctor Who, being published in DWM 200 14 years later)

Virgin Missing Adventures[]

Virgin New Adventures[]

BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures[]

BBC Past Doctor Adventures[]

BBC Books (unspecified series)[]

The Team TARDIS Diaries[]

Big Finish Productions[]

Tales of Hyspero[]

Faction Paradox[]


The Target Storybook[]



Spin-off series[]




Theatrical films[]

External links[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 DWMSE 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Lost Season (DVD range documentary, released on The Ultimate Foe)
  3. DWM 560
  4. DWM 560
  5. 5.0 5.1 James Henry's blog entry
  6. Original pitch by Dan Slott
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/sci-fi/doctor-who-class-rt-rewind/
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Aristide Twain (9 March 2022). Eight "Lost" BBV Projects. Aristide Twain on Tumblr.
  9. Doctor Who Bulletin 81, Milton Subotsky interview
  10. twitter thread by DWM editor Tom Spilsbury
  11. DWM 484
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 [1]
  13. http://www.thewhoshelf.com/2019/12/29/ben-tedds-interview/
  14. After-Image #6 - January 1988
  15. 15.0 15.1 Lee Sullivan "lost" comics
  16. Artwork by @Kre8uk from my unpublished Doctor Who Adventures story The Tyrannical Inferno. This was a fun one, it had a Trinity Wells cameo!
  17. Jack Kirby, The Prisoner And Tank Girl – Titan Comics At MCM London Comic Con
  18. That was the idea. Gabby became a companion of the Twelfth Doctor, while Cindy and Cleo continued travelling with the Tenth. Noob went on to become an adventurer in his own right, inspired by Ten. Could still happen..
  19. I have no further info on this! 🙃 All I can tell you is that four scripts featuring a crossover with the 10th and 12th Doctors were written in 2018 for the wonderful @giorgiasposito to draw and it continued Gabby, Cindy, Noobis and Cleo’s arcs. It’s a “missing” #DoctorWho story!
  20. https://thetimescales.com/Story/story.php?audioid=5906
  21. https://thetimescales.com/Story/story.php?audioid=8136
  22. https://gallifreybase.com/gb/threads/coming-soon.229566/page-26#post-12127728
  23. Statement on BBC Books and Transgenderism. medium.com. Archived from the original on 2019-06-03. Retrieved on 2019-04-03.
  24. Lawrence Miles (January 2007). On Monsters. The Beasthouse. Archived from the original on 30 March 2007.